Indian Pitta is migratory bird native to the Indian subcontinent. The name “Pitta” is derived from a Telugu term meaning “small bird”. It dwells in scrub jungle, deciduous and dense evergreen forests. It breeds in the wilderness of Himalayas, hills of central and western India and migrates to the other parts of the subcontinent during the winter. Since its range is vast, it is categorised as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.